Counseling Center

Our Mission

The FSC Counseling Center strives to provide all FSC students with the highest quality of mental and behavioral health services. Our holistic wellness approach provides a culturally sensitive scope of services, which helps the campus community achieve a well-balanced path to academic and personal success. We’re committed to increasing the well-being of our students so that they can feel empowered to engage and thrive as a member of our FSC community.

Holistic Wellness is the active, conscious and deliberate process for an individual to unlock your full potential. To learn more about holistic wellness and the FSC Wellness Wheel visit Canvas.

Canvas

Services We Offer

We offer full-time students time-limited counseling at no cost. Services include individual, couples, and group counseling. We also provide crisis intervention, community resource referrals and follow up, campus outreach presentations for faculty and students and online psycho­educational work­shops.

Individual Sessions

Sessions are typically 30 to 50 minutes long and are held every ten days to two weeks. Appointments will be scheduled between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Each semester is considered a course of treatment during which the student and the counselor work together on mutually agreed upon goals.

Group Counseling

In group counseling, not only do students receive tremendous understanding, support, and encouragement from others facing similar issues, but they also gain different perspectives, ideas, and viewpoints on those issues.

Self-Help Resources

These self-help options may be useful when you wish to do a little something on your own. Sometimes that’s all you may need. We have videos, guides, and app recommendations for you to peruse.

FSC Counseling Center Team

 

How It Works

Your first appointment will be scheduled promptly, usually within 1 to 3 days from the day you call 863.680.6236 or email counsel@flsouthern.edu. You can also schedule appointments online. Allow approximately 30 minutes for your initial appointment. You will meet with one of our counselors to have your needs assessed and together determine if you’re appropriate for the counseling center’s scope of practice. If appropriate, students will be scheduled to complete an intake and start treatment with a counselor. If not appropriate for the center’s scope of care, the student will be referred to an outside community provider to best meet their needs. The counselor you meet with initially will follow up with you to make sure the referral was successful. Subsequent sessions will be 30 to 50 minutes in length. Students in crisis will be seen as quickly as possible.

Schedule Appointment

Occasionally we meet with students whose needs exceed what we can provide. These include students who require more time or more frequent sessions to meet their mental health needs, who want (or need) ongoing therapy, or who struggle to make progress on their goals for treatment. In addition, students who are unable to maintain their safety due to factors such as self-injury, active thoughts of suicide, or high risk substance use are beyond the scope of care of the Counseling Center. Counselors can assist these students in finding appropriate care within the local community whenever possible. Students are also referred to their health insurance provider and psychologytoday.com to find therapists in the area to meet their mental health needs.

Scope of Care Document

Emergency Resources

If you need immediate help for a serious issue, please call one of the following services.

  • National Suicide Hotline: 1.800.273.8255
  • Text For crisis intervention: Connect to 741741
  • Campus Safety: 863.680.4125
  • Peace River Center: 863.519.3744
    Peace River Center Website

Questions? Contact

Counseling Center

863.680.6236


Find us in the Thrift Building, First Floor